University of Ibadan Celebrates its Graduates that Made 1st Class at the Nigerian Law School

University of Ibadan Celebrates its Graduates that Made 1st Class at the Nigerian Law School

The first university in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan is in a celebratory mood after 12 of its law graduates made first class at the Nigerian Law School in the latest results released.

Read the statement by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka next:


On behalf of the Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students of the University of Ibadan, it is our pleasure to specially congratulate 12 of our year 2017 LLB graduates who earned First Class in their Final Bar Examinations of the Nigeria Bar Examinations:

  1. Joseph Ogunmodede (The Class Valedictorian during the 2017 Convocation at Ibadan)
  2. Afam Ikeakanam
  3. Emeka Ezekwesiri
  4. Yetunde Oyeyipo
  5. Tosin Omobitan
  6. Tosin Ogunbona
  7. Olo Egbokhare
  8. Feyikemi Fatumbi
  9. Zacheaus Akanni
  10. Daphne Ekpe
  11. Seyi Adebimpe-Ojo
  12. Iyanuoluwa Alarape

It is gratifying to note that only the first five law graduates on this list were awarded First Class Honours by the University of Ibadan; the other equally outstanding seven graduates on this roll of honours finished with Upper Second Class at Ibadan.

While congratulating the 12 law graduates and all their other colleagues who were equally successful in the Final Bar Examinations, we acknowledge with pride the contributions of the Dean of Law, and all the Faculty members at Ibadan for the very solid foundations they have provided for our students to excel and distinguish themselves. We do not take your support for granted.

We also congratulate all the deservedly proud parents and guardians, siblings and family members of our graduates of the Law School Class of 2018. It is a privilege for us to share in your joy. You have given us at least one more reason to be happy and excited.

This honour and distinction is coming at a time when the university is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee. It is trite to mention here that your collective achievements will receive a favourable mention in the Vice-Chancellor’s Address at the 2018 Convocation and 70th Founders’ Day on Saturday, 17th November 2018. We have never had it so good since our first set of Law graduates from Ibadan proceeded to the Nigerian Law School in 1986!

To the greatest UITes, all the best wishes in your career. This is an affirmation of what is contained in the second stanza of your University Anthem to wit ‘Greatness, won with honest toil’. Remember always that ‘If it is from Ibadan, it must be of outstanding quality’.

With kind personal regards, always. We are exceedingly proud of you all.

Idowu Olayinka 
University of Ibadan



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